It was improperly disarmed, resulting in the death of an NYPD officer and 30 injuries.
He had always felt himself to be improperly regarded as a penultimate, rather than the ultimate he so clearly was.
They call for Christians to reject the discovery because the “announcement may be improperly understood and reported.”
She supported the creation of watchdogs to look for graft in government, firing those who improperly profited.
If you think the IRS has imposed a tax on you improperly, you must first pay the tax and then request a refund from the IRS.
Perhaps several things have been improperly joined in one section.
The first of these words is often improperly used for the second.
The man was improperly and imperfectly nourished, physically.
That is all-powerful, but I will not employ it unseasonably or improperly.
Adjectives are often improperly used for adverbs: as, “extreme bad weather,” for “extremely bad weather.”
mid-15c., "not true," from French impropre (14c.), from Latin improprius, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + proprius (see proper). Meaning "not suited, unfit" is from 1560s; that of "not in accordance with good manners, modesty, decency" is from 1739. Related: Improperly (late 14c.).